Publications

With an array of experts on electoral and political processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly produces white papers, books, reports and manuals on topics such as election security; political finance; gender equality; standards for conducting election audits and ensuring electoral integrity and transparency; public opinion on elections and democracy; and providing equal access for persons with disabilities to electoral and political processes. 

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12 Dec 2017 | PUBLICATION
For Timor-Leste's 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections, IFES supported local disabled people’s organization Ra’es Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO) to conduct disability access monitoring. For the...
1 May 2017 | PUBLICATION
20 Apr 2017 | PUBLICATION
Election experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) were invited to contribute four chapters to a publication of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on...
13 Apr 2017 | PUBLICATION
Women in Bangladesh are uniquely impacted by pervasive violence in the country’s electoral process. To explore the effect of electoral violence on women’s participation, IFES convened seven focus...
5 Apr 2017 | PUBLICATION
The abuse of state resources can be a major corruptive force in the electoral process. In many countries, the abuse of state resources is not sufficiently regulated, or there are disparities between...
27 Feb 2017 | PUBLICATION
First Universal Democratic Elections in Independent Georgia offers a detailed overview of the first national democratic elections conducted in the Republic of Georgia in 1918.
15 Feb 2017 | PUBLICATION
IFES’ “International Language Guidelines on Disability” includes terminology related to electoral access and inclusion in seven languages (Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, English, French, Kyrgyz, Russian...
8 Feb 2017 | PUBLICATION
In an effort to better understand and address the ways in which electoral violence creates a barrier to women’s participation, IFES has developed the Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE)...
16 Nov 2016 | PUBLICATION
The Kofi Annan Foundation’s policy brief, entitled “Access to Justice and Electoral Integrity,” reviews international standards and best practices in which key principles are applied at the...
14 Nov 2016 | PUBLICATION
Electoral participation by internally displaced persons (IDPs) is a challenging undertaking, but one that is becoming increasingly relevant as current estimates indicate over 40 million IDPs...
29 Sep 2016 | PUBLICATION
In 2016, the Ruderman Foundation published a white paper on the barriers that exist to electoral access for persons with disabilities in the United States. Download the full report here.  
22 Sep 2016 | PUBLICATION
This paper is intended as a guide for election practitioners who are interpreting, developing, and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks for elections, and who should understand the hierarchy...